Definition of anticlinal in English:

anticlinal

adjective

Geology
  • See anticline

    • ‘The origin of this circular anticlinal structure has been the subject of a longstanding debate.’
    • ‘Polygon boundaries coincide with anticlinal ridges on the interface between the faulted sequence and an underlying 35 m thick low velocity, low density, overpressured layer.’
    • ‘These elongate anticlinal domes have gentle to moderate dips on their flanks, and are cut by several thrust faults that may be linked to a deeper system.’
    • ‘The rocks are on the west flank of the Monument uplift, a 60-mile-long north-trending anticlinal structure.’
    • ‘These metamorphic and plutonic igneous rocks form the uplifted core of the broadly anticlinal Owl Creek Mountains, a mountain range that formed during the Late Cretaceous.’
    • ‘The precise form of the anticlinal folds at the base of the overburden layer is uncertain because of both limited seismic resolution and complexities due to the near convergence of conjugate-fault pairs.’
    • ‘The later collapse of the mutual hanging walls of conjugate fault pairs has therefore created graben along the original anticlinal ridges that preserve the form of the anticlines but have destroyed the ridges.’
    • ‘The expelled hydrothermal fluids were trapped in cap-rock situations inside anticlinal zones, such as the major lithological contrast between siliceous limestones and black shales at the flanks of the Arnsberg anticline.’
    • ‘The salt continued moving along lines of least resistance and began to push upward, bowing up the overlying sedimentary rocks to form the classic elongated anticlinal structure.’
    • ‘Although it is counterintuitive for a graben to overlie a ridge, it has long been recognized that graben can result from local extension and thinning in the anticlinal domains that overlie linear ridges.’
    • ‘Secondly, along-strike displacement minima, fault jogs and anticlinal intrabasin highs often form at, and represent the location of, palacosegment boundaries and subsequent zones of segment linkage.’
    • ‘However, with progressive deformation, markers above anticlinal crests were extended in the shortening direction.’
    • ‘These subterranean muds are being uplifted into steeply dipping, anticlinal structures cored by strike-slip faulting.’
    • ‘However, as the thrust sheets grow, the outer area of their anticlinal crest is extended.’
    • ‘This mountain illustrates both anticlinal and synclinal folding and the way in which the two different fold types react to weathering and erosion.’
    • ‘Strain differences between anticlinal and synclinal domains of concentric fold stacks require discontinuities between the two types of domain to maintain overall strain compatibility.’
    • ‘Low-grade volcanic and sedimentary rocks are widely exposed within this elongate anticlinal window.’
    • ‘The unfaulted model produces an anticlinal uplift that is substantially narrower and more elevated than the uplift of a purely elastic lithosphere without a ductile lower crust.’
    • ‘The fluids were trapped in permeability-controlled positions within anticlinal zones, where fluid cooling induced deposition of stibnite and sulphosalts.’
    • ‘Watterson et al. explained that this situation can arise due to local extension and thinning associated with anticlinal folding of the beds overlying the ridges in the low velocity layer.’

Pronunciation

anticlinal

/antɪˈklʌɪn(ə)l/